The goal of the project is to reduce stress and increase overall wellness of the participants
The government of the Eastern Indian state considers a new fitness project for the medical students attending all State-run colleges.
As the Health Department officials declared, the goal of this move is to reduce stress and increase the physical fitness of the course attendants.
“We are considering introducing taekwondo in 12 other government-run medical colleges in West Bengal. In the first phase, we are planning to introduce it at the R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, and the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital,” explained the State’s Director of Medical Education, Debasis Bhattacharya.
According to one of the teachers here, in order to attend the class, “candidates have to be at least a second degree black belt in taekwondo, approved by the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.”
The project overlaps a period in which the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee raised allegations abut significant increase in attacks on doctors inside the hospitals in the area.
Nevertheless, the Health Department officials stated that the courses have nothing to do with the incidents, but with the health of the students.